Tiger softballers outclassed in Carthage Tourney

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

CARTHAGE, Mo. -- The Nevada Tiger girls softball team took its knocks in the third annual Carthage Tournament on Saturday. In the highly competitive tournament, Nevada met No. 2-seed Carl Junction in its first game. The Bulldogs run-ruled the Tigers, 9-0, on one hit in five innings. The tournament used an eight-run, five-inning run rule. Mallori Adams collected the single safety. In round two, Lamar defeated Nevada, 11-3, in five innings. Nevada did manage six hits, two by Amanda Kitsmiller. In its tournament finale, the Tigers hung with McAuley through 3 1/2 innings, trailing 3-2. McAuley, aided by some costly Tiger errors, scored four in the bottom of the fourth in the six-inning, time-limit game. "The girls can use this experience as a motivator to better themselves in the offseason," said Tiger coach Chris Garzone, "so we can get to that level." Nevada (4-13) met Webb City on Monday. Results were unavailable at press time. The Tigers will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at Bushwhacker Field today at 4 p.m. to recognize the seniors.

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